I've realized that, in life, you're not going to please everyone. It's not possible. And actually, the easiest way you can disappoint the most important person in your life (this is me speaking before having kids) is to try to please everyone else. Who might that person be? It's you. Do the best you possibly … Continue reading Can’t Please Everybody
Every day, there is an opportunity to improve. When you stop seeing things that way, you're done growing.
Being in a field for a long time doesn't make you a leader. And, in a day and age where I have the ability to read whatever I need to in order to understand the basic processes of a role, it is more important for me to invest time in developing integrity and leadership as opposed to the technical skills that can be learned.
You don't have to get to the top. You just have to get to a point in life where you're able to see and reach for the top, taking one step closer with each day.
I do not dare speculate on what business will look like 20, 10, or even 3 years from now. But I do know that, with increased access to information, our generation has the potential to be the greatest, most philanthropic generation ever to touch the earth. We just have to embrace the fact that security has died and instead has been replaced by a reward to risk ratio.
This past weekend, I was at the screening of Creative NC, a documentary about creative culture in North Carolina and one guy said something that was profound to me. He said that if not getting enough likes on your artwork can discourage you from being an artist, you're not going to make it. I find … Continue reading If You’re Serious About It
On Becoming a Mind Reader How aware are you of how people perceive you? Do you care? You should, at least when it comes to within a workplace environment. Coming off as indifferent, arrogant, or antisocial can adversely affect your relationship with members of your team. But how do you know how you are perceived? … Continue reading Looking Through Someone Else’s Lens